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Also Known As: Enya Ni Bhraonain, Enya Ryan, Eithne Ni Bhraonain Died:
Born: May 17, 1961 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Ireland Profession: singer, songwriter, composer, music arranger

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Raised in the village of Dobhar in the Gaoth Dobhair region of County Donegal, Ireland
1980:
At suggestion of group's manager, joined siblings and uncles in the Irish folk music group Clannad
1980:
Made TV debut performing with Clannad on "Sunday, Sunday with Gloria Hunniford"
1982:
Left Clannad, after recording two albums and touring with the band, when group and manager Nicky Ryan came to a parting
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Settled in Artane, near Dublin; moved in with music producer, sound engineer and arranger Nicky Ryan and his wife songwriter Roma Ryan
1984:
Performed instrumental pieces "An Ghaoth On Ghrian (The Solar Wind)" and "Miss Clare Remembers" on the compilation recording "Touch Travel"
1986:
Commissioned by the BBC to write the score for the six-part TV documentary "The Celts" (aired in 1987)
1987:
Released first solo album, the score for "The Celts" under the title "Enya"
1988:
Second album, "Watermark", yielded "Orinoco Flow", which ranked Number One in Great Britain
1991:
Enjoyed international success with third album "Shepherd Moons"
2001:
Wrote and performed the song "Only Time" for the soundtrack of the remake to "Sweet November"
2001:
Garnered much praise for the two songs written and performed on the soundtrack to "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring"
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father:
Leo O Bhraonain. Pub owner. Owned and operated Leo's Tavern.
mother:
Maire Ni Bhraonain. Music teacher.
uncle:
Padraig O Dugain. Musician, singer. One of the members of Clannad.
uncle:
Noel O Dugain. Musician, singer. One of the members of Clannad.
sister:
Maire Ni Bhraonain. Musician, singer. Born in 1952; one of the members of Clannad; has also released four solo albums; married to manager Tim Jarvis.
brother:
Ciaran O Bhraonain. Musician, singer. Older; one of the members of Clannad.
brother:
Pol O Bhraonain. Musician, singer. Older; one of the members of Clannad; left group c. 1990.
sister:
Dierdre Ni Bhraonain. Vocalist. Older.
brother:
Leon O Bhraonain. Manager. Younger; with Tim Jarvis, manages sister Maire's career; married in 2000.
brother:
Bartley O Bhraonain. Pub manager. Younger; assumed responsibilities for overseeing father's tavern.
sister:
Olive Ni Bhraonain. Vocalist. Younger.
sister:
Bridin Ni Bhraonain. Singer. Younger; joined Clannad and toured with the group as well as singing background on albums; released first solo album in 2001.
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